The Chinese telecoms company ZTE has been fined $1.2 billion by US authorities for bringing American-made products into Iran and North Korea. The company’s shares jumped in trading in Hong Kong as investors expressed relief that the matter had been closed. Also today, a Wall Street firm has erected a statue to mark International Women’s Day. Subscribe to France 24 …
- 19 December
IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS – Monday, December 19: Donald Trump is set to be officially elected US president, this as tensions with China rise over a stolen US drone. The Electoral College are set to vote on the President-Elect and, in the meantime, during an international row between China and the US, Donald Trump’s Twitter typo sparked scorn from the …
- 26 November
Forty-nine pit caves were discovered in China. According to CCTV, there are about 130 pit caves identified in the world and more than 90 of them are located in China.
- 4 April
The Hong Kong 7s, one of the most famous rugby union sevens tournaments in the world, will take place this year from 8-10th April 2016. Fiji, the most successful team in Hong Kong 7s history, and New Zealand, the most successful in 7s history, will both be featuring in the tournament, which always draws the best teams in international 7s. Fiji …
- 19 January
China’s economy grew 6.9 percent in 2015, GDP figures released on Tuesday showed, the lowest level of growth in 25 years. Chinese leaders are trying to reduce reliance on trade and investment by nurturing slower, more self-sustaining growth based on domestic consumption and services. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Beijing.
- 18 January
Thousands of soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) maneuvered across seven provinces with various types of combat equipment to conduct winter training, according to a video from Russia Today (above).
- 19 January
Team Dongfeng are currently protecting a 106.3 nautical mile lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, sailing’s greatest round-the-world endurance event. Wedged in between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Malacca Straits combines the dual challenges of fickle winds and busy shipping lanes, meaning that all could change for the yachting teams battling towards Sanya across the …
- 8 October
A digital menace is stalking the globe, as banks begin to malfunction, power stations experience critical failures and it seems every computer directed system is under threat. When the authorities question who can save the world from this omnipotent threat, Nicholas Hathaway steps forward as the convicted hacker, currently in jail, who is the only programmer with the black-hat know-how …
- 13 November
Christmas shoppers in Beijing will have the opportunity to look for luxury gifts and support a good cause at the same time thanks to a Christmas Charity Bazaar being organised by The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing. Luxver.com will be supplying a wide range of high-end gifts for the shopping event and a tree lighting ceremony will take place on the first day …
- 5 November
Wingsuit Daredevil is the story of Jeb Corliss, an American wingsuit flyer who took on the ultimate challenge of flying through a cave. Starting out in skydiving and base jumping, the adrenaline junkie from the states has flown from, under and around some of the world’s greatest landmarks, including; Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle, the Christ the Redeemer statue …